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By Ric de Vera
March 24, 2017


The state of New South Wales in Australia won back-to-back the Fil-Aussie Interstate Friendship golf tournament held for four days in Manila on March 6-10, 2017. The Fil-oz Sydney Social Golf Club members and friends captained by Arnold Villamayor contributed 722 points under the ‘seven to play, five to count’ team scoring method.

New South Wales was awarded the monumental trophy plus P10,000 cash prize for their fantastic team efforts. “Am so happy that for the second time in a row the monumental trophy was handed to us” said Arnold Villamayor, the captain of NSW team.

Daily individual winners and runners up by division showing handicaps used and scores were also awarded with trophies and cash prizes, as follows:

Day 1:
Champion: S C Woo (A-13/40), Jimmy Gonzales (B-20/42) and Ness Bandayrel (C-24/41)
Runners up: Roman Susi (A-11/39), Rene Uy (B-18/38) and Andy Engo (C-31/41)
Second R/U: Sol Varela (A-6/39), Arnel Zaguirre (B-23/38) and Tony Vivero (C-26/36)

Day 2:
Champion: S C Woo (A-11/36), Mario Pedrola (B-18/36) and Andy Engo (C-29/49)
Runners up: Luke Rivet (A-12/36), Arnel Zaguirre (B-22/35) and Daven Naidu (C-24/38)
Second R/U: Roman Susi (A-10/33), Dom Pavisa (B-18/35) and Arnold Villamayor (C-25/36)

Day 3:
Champion: Luke Rivet (A-12/39), Daven Naidu (B-23/40) and Pete Rosario (C-27/39)
Runners up: Lorenzo Folino (A-11/37), Jimmy Gonzales (B-17/40) and Mannix Gonzales (C-27/38)
Second R/U: Sol Varela (A-5/34)), Nanding dela Cruz (B-17/38) and Arnold Villamayor (C-25/36)

Day 4:
Champion: Tony Reyes (A-15/45), Daven Naidu (B-21/42) and Rajneel Chauhan (C-33/48)
Runners up: Buddy Espineda (A-11/40), Andy Engo (B-22/42) and Pete Rosario (C-26/38)
Second R/U: Leo Vasiliadis (A-15/36), Danny Pimentel (B-17/39) and Nor Hugo (C-29/37)

The Fil-Aussie Interstate Friendship golf cup which is now composed of almost 100 golfers coming from all over states and territories in Australia has been held in Manila annually for the past thirteen (13) years. The venues were carefully selected four (4) championship and privately owned golf courses. It is being hosted alternately by states & territories in Australia on a round robin basis. In March next year (2018) it would be hosted by Australian Capital Territory headed by Luke Rivet and assisted by Ariel Pattugalan. The Canberra golfers promised to be another exciting golfing year with new golf courses slated to be played. It is also expected that a team from Wellington, New Zealand would be joining next year’s tournament.

For more information about Fil-Aussie’s annual four-day golf tournament, you may call Ric de Vera on 0416-466-351 or email at ric.devera1243@yahoo.com.au. Also please check our FB named Fil-Aussie Interstate Friendship Golf.

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